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  • Virgin Group sued for $300 million in dispute over cruise line

    Virgin Group sued for $300 million in dispute over cruise line
    The former chief executive officer of Norwegian Cruise Line is suing British billionaire Richard Branson and his Virgin Group conglomerate, claiming that Virgin essentially stole his ideas and business plans to enter the lucrative luxury cruise industry...
  • Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area

    Want airline elite status? Here are tips for fliers based in L.A. area
    You want free checked bags and extra legroom. Priority boarding sounds nice too. But those perks are reserved for road warriors, the elite fliers among us, right? Not necessarily. Fliers in the Southland can reach elite status with as few as six...
  • Airline with the most Wi-Fi flights? Delta leads the pack, report says

    Airline with the most Wi-Fi flights? Delta leads the pack, report says
    The award for the airline that offers the most Wi-Fi-accessible flights goes to ... Delta Air Lines. Air travel data cruncher Routehappy reports that Delta came in tops for having the highest number of Wi-Fi flights and flight miles. And Virgin...
  • Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment

    Lectures on history and other subjects added to onboard entertainment
    Virgin America, which boasts one of the industry’s widest selections of music, movies and television shows in its onboard entertainment system, is adding something for those deep thinkers on the plane. Starting Feb. 1, the Burlingame-based airline...
  • Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner

    Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
    After last year's fatal crash, Richard Branson's Virgin Galactic will now test its new SpaceShipTwo rocket without its longtime aerospace partner that designed and built the first plane. Since 2005, Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites, a firm famous...
  • Virgin's Richard Branson talks his hotel, space travel, cruises

    Virgin's Richard Branson talks his hotel, space travel, cruises
    Richard Branson, the British billionaire behind Virgin Group, emerged shoeless from a guest room at Chicago's new Virgin Hotel on Thursday morning, light-heartedly teasing the American public relations staff that surrounded him for their failed attempts...
  • Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick airport

    Virgin Atlantic plane makes emergency landing at Gatwick airport
    A Virgin Atlantic jet bound from London to Las Vegas turned back and made an emergency landing at Gatwick Airport on Monday after developing a problem with its landing gear. The airline confirmed the Boeing 747-400, carrying 447 passengers and 15 crew...
  • A peek inside an airline training base lifts the lid on emergencies, food

    A peek inside an airline training base lifts the lid on emergencies, food
    Do you obediently study your emergency card in the airline seatback pocket when asked? I actually do. But I instantly forgot everything during an emergency safety drill at The Base, Virgin Atlantic's training facility in Crawley, England, south of London....
  • After deadly crash, Richard Branson says space travel still worth risk

    After deadly crash, Richard Branson says space travel still worth risk
    Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson says the company’s space travel program will press on following last week’s crash of one of its spaceships, which killed one pilot and injured another. In his first live interviews since the crash,...
  • Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash

    Virgin Galactic pilot defied the odds to survive crash
    The Virgin Galactic rocket plane had just broken the sound barrier and was shooting toward the heavens when it began disintegrating, battered by powerful aerodynamic forces. The pilots were strapped into their seats as entire pieces were torn from...
  • Brush up on the facts about first-class fares

    Brush up on the facts about first-class fares
    Looking for a good way to start the new year with a bang? If you've ever wanted to experience the luxury of first class without paying high prices, winter is a great time to travel in the front of the plane. We are seeing discounted front-cabin fares...